MARJORIE BLAIN PARKER
Children's Book Author



A 2009-2010 Dolly Parton's Imagination Library selection!


A Book-of-the-Month Club® selection!


YOUR KIND OF MOMMY

Now available.


Dutton Children's Books ISBN 978-0-525-46989-6 Illustrated by Cyd Moore.

If I could be an octopus, I'd wrap eight arms around you... From YOUR KIND OF MOMMY. Text copyright 2007 by Marjorie Blain Parker. Illustrations copyright 2007 by Cyd Moore. Permission of Dutton Children's Books.

But I'm not THAT kind of Mommy, and I know my hugs will do. From YOUR KIND OF MOMMY. Text copyright 2007 by Marjorie Blain Parker. Illustrations copyright 2007 by Cyd Moore. Permission of Dutton Children's Books.

REVIEWS


"A mother describes the myriad ways she could shower her little one with affection if they were any number of animals. From the eight-armed embrace of an octopus mommy to the plaintive song of a timber wolf, Parker relies upon sometimes whimsical, sometimes evocative depictions to convey the depths of a mother's devotion. The gentle repetition of the verses is perfectly suited for shared read-aloud storytimes. Although each verse begins with mother's supposition of "If I could be . . . ," each stanza ultimately becomes an affirmation of the human mother's love. ... Featuring a bright medley of hues and brimming with details, Moore's artwork will prove engrossing for young readers. The literary equivalent of a cozy hug, Parker's tale is bound to be a popular choice."
KIRKUS REVIEWS

"... original and sweet without being sappy. ... This celebration of mothers will get young listeners thinking about some of the basic connections among all creatures."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

From YOUR KIND OF MOMMY. Illustrations copyright 2007 by Cyd Moore. Permission of Dutton Children's Books.

"This is the best book ever written!"
RACHEL PARKER

"This is absolutely wonderful! I'm so proud of you!"
SANDRA BLAIN

"This is really cute. Do you think it'll put the kids through college?"
JAY PARKER

"Omigod, I love it ... I have goosebumps!"
KATHY G. - MARJORIE'S GOOD FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

PUZZLES and ACTIVITIES GUIDE

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BOOKS

COMING SOON
Wherever you live, if it's near or it's far, I will love you wherever, wherever you are.
JUST OUT
Parker’s text is a pitch-perfect and appealing narrative..." KIRKUS, Starred review November 2012.
Some dads just never grew up. You can tell which ones they are. Spring 2012.
PUBLISHED
"...provides a delightfully offbeat introduction to collective nouns..."Starred Review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"...this one is a standout." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"The literary equivalent of a cozy hug." KIRKUS REVIEWS
"This poignant picture book will touch a chord with anyone who has ever lost a pet."BOOKLIST
School Bus, Fire Truck and Freight Train-lovin' easy readers.
A yummy, messy easy reader.Over 300,000 copies sold!